By Olabode Ososami
There are many lessons yet to be revealed and great mysteries locked in the powerful narration of the death and resurrection of Christ. Old and New Testament scriptures point to the awesome resurrection power in Christ Jesus and unstoppable triumphs available in Christ for the saints.
For instance a shadow of the merciful restoration that defies death and the grave occurred when a dead man is revived as his corpse is tossed into a tomb and touches a dead prophet as wicked invading Moabites passed. Indeed all glory must go to God and God alone who is in perfect and complete control always… as we pray.
2 Kings 13  And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.  And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men ; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
I pray not to be as the two disciples on the way of Emmaus with no understanding of the reality of Christ’s resurrection and the implications for glorious victory – also called doubting fools by Jesus Christ.
Luke 24 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
There are 3 sets of points for prayers we can take to the throne of grace and mercy to obtain our victories in His will – based on meditation on scriptures describing the events following His death. As we die to the world and the world dies to us we can equally experience the inheritance of glory reserved for the saints crucified in Christ.
Matthew 27  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
1.The closed graves opening
(V.52)…represent huge and massive stones that seal unfortunate circumstances (corpses) from public access. The grave is the place where dead situations are firmly sealed up as unpleasant decomposition progresses – soon to be forgotten as others get on with their lives.
Prayer: Father, where there is no way out in my situation…let your resurrection power make a way. Unseal what men have sealed. Remove all spiritual and physical obstacles to the miracle needed for my restoration. Let every stench of reproach receive a fresh reviving breeze of the Holy Ghost and be changed to an aroma of beautiful testimony. Amen.
2.The bodies of the saints include the body of Joseph
(v.52)…who wisely begged that his bones be not allowed to remain in the beautiful and luxurious crypts of Egypt centuries before. Exodus 13  And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
Prayer: Father, in your mercy…give me grace to be repositioned in the right location (released from the doubts and deceptions of worldliness ) that your resurrection power may reach and touch all my dead situations … Let me arise from slumber and all forms of paralysis and begin to soar again like an eagle on the wings of the Holy Spirit. Amen
3.The saints came out of the grave walking to the Holy City and seen by many
(v.53)… Even if the saints were now arisen, they still needed to come out of the grave to a destined unlimited space above principalities, powers … to be seated with Christ in heavenly places.
Ephesians 2 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Prayer: Father, let the power of resurrection bring me out of all earthbound limitations placed on my life. Let me arise above all wicked principalities and oppression of all earthly powers…to be seated with Christ and reigning with Him in heavenly places. Lord let me begin to shun other journeys and to rediscover and walk the narrow path leading to Heaven. Lord, do not let me be restored unto a path that will lead me to perdition. There is no wealth, popularity, honour or restoration that is worth ending up eventually in hell fire and leading others astray. Help me O Lord to be a true witness to millions of your unstoppable power that reverses the irreversible that many souls all over the world may come to know you by the testimony of your work of restoration in my life. Amen
May the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, our strength, helper and our redeemer … O Lord, we need your divine assistance. Help us. Amen.
Bode Ososami is an ordained Minister, a Parish Pastor and preacher of God’s word. He had his initial training in Chemical Engineering and management. He has also been trained at the Redeemed Christian Bible College & Schools. He retired as Director in a leading global management consultancy with over 20yrs experience. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Minister of the Gospel with over 15 years experience in the worship ministry. He currently Pastors the Covenant House Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victoria Island , Lagos, Nigeria.